Explore Mulu National Park – Introductory Independent Tour
Deep in the heart of Borneo lies Sarawak’s Gunung or Mount Mulu National Park, one of the most spectacular natural phenomenon on earth. Over millennia the flow of water draining off the slopes of Gunung Mulu to the sea has carved deep gorges through the Limestone Mountains forming a complex network of vast caves.
The Mulu National Park covers an area of 52,864 hectares of Borneo’s primary tropical forest containing a high diversity of species including many of Borneo endemics and threatened species. The large cave passages and chambers also become a platform for an impressive wildlife spectacle as millions of cave swiftlets and bats take flight in wonderfully organized formation as they exit their daytime roost in search of food as dusk falls.
- 2 nights stay in Mulu
- Park guiding service to 4 show caves
- Boat transfer during the tour only
- Park entrance fee
- All meals & drinks
- Travel insurance
- Tourism Tax
- Any other items not listed above
- Gratuities for local staff (at your discretion)
Deer & Langs Caves
Upon your early morning arrival at Mulu Airport, make your own way on foot (1k/15 mins) to your choice of accommodation. Local transfers can be arranged at the airport at the cost of RM5 pp if you don’t feel like walking. After settling into your accommodation, proceed to the Mulu National Park Headquarters for registration. After registration, take a 3 km. stroll along the plank walk towards Deer & Langs Caves. Please note the times when these tours leave, 2 pm and again at 2:30 pm from the park office. After exploring these caves, head out to the observatory to watch the bats’ exodus from the cave entrance at dusk (best during fine weather). Please note these tours are designed to follow suit. Lunch and Dinner are at your arrangement. Mulu NP Cafe opens at 7:30 and closes at 8:30 pm.
Wind and Clearwater Caves
After breakfast (own arrangement), check out and leave your luggage at the Park Headquarters. At 8:45 am or 9:15 am Hop on a longboat to the Batu Bungan Penan Settlement, to spend some time with the once nomadic Penan people. Exquisitely made handicrafts are for sale here and make for a wonderful souvenir of your trip to Borneo ( please note the market is closed on Sundays). Continue your river journey to the Wind and Clearwater Caves. After exploring these caves, take a plunge into the refreshing waters of the Clearwater spring. In the afternoon, the longboat will take you back to Mulu National Park Headquarters for Lunch (own arrangement) and later on dinner ((own arrangement). Other tours that you might decide to book, The Night Walk, which starts at 7 pm and then again at 7:30 pm depending on the number of pax, bring along your own torch.
After breakfast (own arrangement) check out and walk to Mulu Airport for your departure flight.
Wear comfortable hiking boots/walking shoes; light clothing; still or video cameras (preferably waterproof or in a waterproof case); swimwear, small bath towel, change of clothes, suntan lotion, hat, insect repellent, torch, your own drinking water and food for the duration of your stay.